It's the same thing everyday. I have to send my boys upstairs to get their shoes out of their bedroom. A lot of the time these dear boys never return because they have been distracted by something entertaining like floor lint. If they do remember what their task is, they usually come back shoeless. Because, "they aren't hanging in the shoe organizer like they should and if they put them away I wouldn't have to waste time to find them and did they look under their bed or in the bathroom and they are going to miss the bus and here they are right in the middle of the room!" That was a direct quote complete with run on sentences. And I admit I don't use bad grammar in a nice tone when I have to go up and find their shoes.
I finally found the solution. They have one of those shoe organizers that hang over a closet door. I hung the organizer downstairs in the closet under the stairs. It was sheer genius I tell you! No longer do I have to tell them several times a day to take their shoes upstairs. Keeping my boy's shoes downstairs where they don't belong works for me!